Stellar's Spotlight on Success

Broadway’s original “Dreamgirl” on Artist Empowerment with Online Events plus updates on the Covid-19 Vaccines

Jennifer Holliday, and Dr. Vincent Racaniello





Artist Empowerment & The Covid-19 Vaccine Ahead

In this Expert Chat, actress, vocalist & producer Jennifer Holliday (Broadway's Dreamgirls) shared how she's used online events -- including her birthday celebration show on Stellar -- to supercharge her own career. What started as an emotional outlet became a personal and financial success, another fantastic example of the power of Online Events. 

We also heard from “Earth’s Virology Professor,” Dr. Vincent Racaniello to get an update on the race for a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Stellar's CEO Jim McCarthy started the conversation with a discussion around the Return Readiness Score, measuring how audiences feel about returning to venuesShould you wish to skip this part of the discussion, feel free to jump to the 25th minute mark. 

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JENNIFER HOLLIDAY catapulted to stardom 35 years ago in the smash Broadway musical, Dreamgirls, with her show-stopping performance as Effie "Melody" White, the iconic role that garnered her a Tony Award for Best Actress in A Musical. She was discovered at age 17 while singing in her church choir in Houston, Texas by dancer Jamie Patterson. He persuaded her to move to New York City, where she made her Broadway debut in Vinnette Carroll's Your Arms Too Short To Box With God as a featured soloist. Beyond Broadway, Ms. Holliday appeared as Lisa Knowles on the Fox TV dramedy, Ally McBeal. She has also enjoyed a successful recording career, winning Grammy Awards for her mesmerizing performances of "And I Am Telling You, I'm Not Going” (1982) and Duke Ellington’s “Come Sunday” (1985).  Ms. Holliday has also received rave reviews for her first album in two decades, The Song Is You (2014).

Dr. Vincent Racaniello is a Professor of Microbiology & Immunology in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and has done laboratory research on viruses since 1975, specifically influenza viruses. He also writes a Virology Blog and hosts several podcasts about virology. He’s known as Earth’s Virologist.

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